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Lingraphica Unveils MiniTalk Speech- Generating Device with 7-Inch Screen For People with Aphasia and Apraxia


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7,000 Icons, Words, and Phrases In One-Pound Communication Tool That Fits in Purses and Pockets

April 02, 2013

PRINCETON, N. J. (March 28, 2013) – Lingraphica has introduced the MiniTalk℠, a compact speech-generating device with a 7-inch screen that slips into purses and pockets and packs the power to display, depict, and speak more than 7,000 graphic icons, words, phrases, and animations to help adults with aphasia and apraxia speech impairments reconnect with families, friends, and communities.

Only a half-inch thick and weighing one pound, the new MiniTalk also comes with a full complement of preloaded practice exercises to help patients who have lost communication capabilities due to stroke or other brain trauma improve their natural speech.

The MiniTalk joins the Lingraphica AllTalk™ 13-inch laptop and the TouchTalk™ 10-inch tablet as the only speech-generating devices devoted exclusively to helping adults with aphasia and apraxia communicate in multiple settings using picture-based words and phrases.

“The MiniTalk offers all the features and benefits embedded in its larger laptop and tablet predecessors, each driven by proprietary technology continuously advanced since the introduction of the first AllTalk in 1990,” said Andrew Gomory, Lingraphica chief executive officer.  “For the one-million adults in the U.S. with aphasia or apraxia, the MiniTalk gives them another option to move about using an unobtrusive device to communicate with others and practice wherever they happen to be — a restaurant, a doctor’s office, or social and workplace settings.”      

The MiniTalk’s extensive vocabulary of icons helps users quickly find and build what they wish to express.  They also can customize the device to their individual needs by adding icons, words, and phrases, along with photos and videos shot by a built-in camera.  A type-and-talk process speaks words and phrases in female or male voices as they are keyed in.

Clad in a black carrying case that doubles as a table-top stand, the MiniTalk is equipped with a battery that runs eight hours.  Medicare and many private insurers cover its purchase price.

For more information about the MiniTalk call Lingraphica at (888) 274-2742, or go to the company website at aphasia.com

Founded in 1991 and headquartered in Princeton, N.J., Lingraphica is a healthcare technology company producing speech-generating devices and communication and therapy apps that provide pathways to independent communication for adults with aphasia and apraxia. 

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Note To Editors:  For 300 dpi versions of the images below, contact Michele Hart-Henry at (609) 275-5992 – mharthenry@lingraphica.com .

The new Lingraphica MiniTalk is a compact, portable speech-generating device with a 7-inch screen.

The Lingraphica MiniTalk packs the power to display, depict, and speak more than 7,000 graphic icons, words, phrases, and animations to help adults with aphasia and apraxia reconnect with families, friends, and communities.

The Lingraphica MiniTalk is clad in a black carrying case that doubles as a table-top stand, and is equipped with a battery that runs eight hours.

Only a half-inch thick and weighing one pound, the new MiniTalk is a compact speech-generating device that slips into purses and pockets.

Contact
Michele Hart-Henry
Vice President - Sales and Marketing
Lingraphica
(609) 275-5992 
mharthenry@lingraphica.com

Tim Trainor
Trainor Communications
(484) 580-8168 - O
(313) 995-2555 - M 
trainorcomm@comcast.net



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